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Cowboy Star

640 10th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-7218
+1 619-450-5880
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak” (169 reviews)
“wagu” (6 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
640 10th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-7218
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Reviews (349)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a reservation for the counter, so that we were able to wath the guys preparing food, a fine experience when you love this. The welcome was warm, attentive and competent, around 2 mins from entering we were seated. First of all, a good...More

Thank Mchenchef
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For the dry-aged 14 oz off the bone rib eye we got 6 narrow strips of salty steak that did not look like 14 oz. About 20% of the meat was fat and gristle. At $56 plus a $5 charge for sharing (which was not...More

Thank HalPoway
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good steak houses tend to be much the same. When they try to be overly original the results are often unsatisfying. Cowboy star manages to be unique and subtly different very successfully. The service as one would expect is outstanding but what we lived is...More

Thank Mrhullaballo
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We celebrated our anniversary at Cowboy Star during a recent vacation trip to San Diego. A friend in the industry recommended it. Our server Luis encouraged us to get the Wagu skirt steak over the fillet and I'm so glad we listened. Easily the best...More

Thank Katy Z
Reviewed 23 May 2017

There's lots to like about this place. The drinks are inventive and refreshing. The service is sensational - we were a party of 8 and they were extremely attentive. The sommelier is knowledgeable. And the bread pudding is phenomenal. Unfortunately, their signature steaks are weak....More

Thank Sameer R
Reviewed 23 May 2017

My buddy helped me get a job where he works and when I got my first Bouns check I agreed to but him a steak dinner. He wanted Ruth Chris but we were off at 3pm and didn't want to hang out for 2 hrs....More

Thank FelipeAndrade
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Don't waste your time going to one of the chain steak places in town. This is a very unique steak restaurant. Very high quality meat and owners and staff that care. Make sure to make reservations!

Thank Sarah Y
Reviewed 13 May 2017

I ate here twice during two different business trips to San Diego. The first time, everything was very nice except my steak just did not have flavor. Rib eye, so should have been flavorful. I thought this might be a fluke, so went one more...More

Thank Jack H
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

Ordered the Wagyu skirt steak. It was amazing. Perfectly cooked. Our group of 4 sat at the chef's table. Got to see the kitchen at work. Very unique experience. Our server Glenn (aka Canadian Carl) was awesome. Great personality and knowledgeable. We also enjoyed conversing...More

Thank bmack88
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Pathetic, a steakhouse that can't figure out how to cook a medium-rare after three tries. But, they give you your money's worth in salt. Pathetic.

Thank randal v
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 14 - US$ 80
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 640 10th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-7218
    (Market and G Street)
  • Public Transportation: San Diego Trolley Blue Line and Orange Line: exit "Park and Market" Public Buses 5, 901, and 929 stop half a block from our front door on 10th Avenue.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 619-450-5880
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Cowboy Star is the first restaurant in San Diego’s East Village to serve up a unique dining experience by combining contemporary American cuisine with a western flare. Winner of the 2008 Orchid Award for Interior Design, the restaurant features exposed beam ceilings‚ cowboy accents‚ and classic landscape photography giving Cowboy Star a welcoming atmosphere where locals gravitate.A stunning display kitchen is the focal point of Cowboy Star, offering an insiders view of the action. The bar at Cowboy Star offers a stylish and cozy environment complete with large leather booths, a fireplace and hand-crafted cocktails. The Old West ambiance provides a laid-back and stylish background perfect for private parties and special events.
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